Emergency

An emergency can range from your child getting burnt at home to a car accident. Learn all about what to do in an emergency situation and the vital steps you need to take.

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Cardiology

How to react when someone has a stroke

When someone has a stroke, it’s crucial to act quickly – both as a bystander on the scene and as a medical professional. The Mediclinic Stroke Project has streamlined prioritized

Cape Town Cycle Tour

“My heart attack saved me”

When Byron Nichles lined up at the start of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, he didn’t expect his race to end in emergency evacuation – or that his entire life

Emergency

Understanding Triage [INFOGRAPHIC]

The triage system is a universally accepted and objective way to prioritise treatment in the Emergency Centre.

Emergency

Burns: The do’s and don’ts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you know what to do and not do when someone gets burnt? This Burns Awareness Month get educated on how to treat, and when to seek medical help, for this all too common household emergency.

Emergency

Emergency treatment for snake bite

A hobbyist snake handler in Limpopo credits the medical staff at Mediclinic Tzaneen with saving his life after a near-fatal snake bite.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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Emergency

Don’t delay emergency care!

As we enter the fourth wave of the pandemic, Mediclinic hospitals and Emergency Centres remain equipped to deal with various complications – whether they’re COVID-19-related or not.

Emergency

Do I need to see a doctor right away?

If your symptoms have progressed to the point where they are causing you real alarm, the answer is probably ‘yes’.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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Emergency

“I thought I’d never walk again”

A motorcycle accident left Elsje Potgieter with two broken legs and a fractured pelvis. Today, she’s able to walk again, thanks to the care of health practitioners and staff at Mediclinic in Bloemfontein. She shares her remarkable story with us.

Emergency

Understanding more about burns [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s what you need to know about how to treat burns, and when you need to call ER24 for professional medical help from an experienced medic.

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Excellent Emergency Care

Trauma is its own medical discipline, requiring specialist expertise – and Mediclinic is proud to offer a state-of-the-art, accredited Trauma Level 2 hospital of excellence.

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Find holiday emergency help here [INFOGRAPHIC]

This handy graphic will help you find your nearest hospital at a glance.

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